Projects are now complete by Jersey Central Power & Light to enhance customer service reliability in time for the summer season. The work includes upgrading transmission and substation equipment, upgrading circuits and trimming trees along power lines.
Helicopter patrols are inspecting more than 780 miles of transmission lines in the JCP&L service area. The inspections look for damaged wires and other hardware problems not easily detected from the ground.
The proactive inspections and maintenance help ensure system reliability in the summer months when customers are using more air conditioning in their homes and businesses.
Crews also worked on additional reliability projects in the Jersey Shore area including replacing circuit breakers at substations in Toms River and upgrading line relay protection systems at substations in Lakewood and South River.
And JCP&L tree contractors have trimmed approximately 1,300 circuit miles of power lines since January.
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